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is a good guy with a gun. >> even supporters of the nra called the organization out of touch with america. lawmakers and top educators fired back. they say any solution also needs to include gun control and mental health care. >> i don't believe that the only way to stop violence by guns is to give the other person a gun. >> -- have acknowledged that armed police officers may be a part of the solution, but also add that's going to cost money and wouldn't necessarily prevent another shooting like last week's tragedy in newtown from happening again. either way, this debate is sure to heat up. more than 400,000 americans have already signed online petitions calling for gun control and president obama has promised to seek legislation next year. reporting live in washington, i'm danielle lee, larry, back to you. >> many thanks. we appreciate the update. >>> now, we had cnn's -- >> i honestly don't understand why you would rather have people be victims of a crime than be able to defend themselves. it's incomprehensible. >> you're unbelievably stupid man, aren't you? >> it seems to me that you'r
seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. >> whow does taxing the rich hep the poor rise above poverty and get a job? let's talk to larry elder. he is the author of the great book, "dear father dear son". welcome back. how does taxing successful wealthy people help the poor get out of poverty. well for people who think like i think it doesn't make any sense. but understand something, that is not what this is all about. this is about squeezing the gap between the rich and the poor. if growth suffers, so be it. i mentioned this guy before. one of the biggest unions larry. he said in western europe, they may have higher unemployment but they have less inequality. this is what the agenda is all about. in a practical way, suppose you have a successful person. he or she want to build a house. to do that you might hire 15, 20, 25 people. you got a whole army of people who would go to work. but if you get taxed, you migh
. >>> now let's go from pizza to baseball. america's greatest pastime is also feeling the pain of the fiscal cliff tax hike. professional baseball players and major league owners in a fever pitch to finalize contract negotiations before year's end. brian shatner steps up to the plate now with that story. >> reporter: the potential for marginal tax rates to go from 35 to 40% is a big deal for major league baseball. i want to put it all in perspective. the minimum salary in major league baseball is just under $500,000 a year. right now we are smack dab in the middle of free agency. it's pretty clear players and agents are trying to get as much money as possible in 2012. just like special dividends we're actually seeing a lot of activity this week. usually baseball only gives big bonuses to draft picks. but on thursday when outfielder b.j. upton signed a $75 million deal with atlanta, what was included? a $3 million bonus. payable, mind you, by december 31st. it absolutely jumps off the page. his former teammate in tampa, evan longoria signed a $100 million extension. including in that 1 millio
their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> 28 days until the country plummets off the tax and fiscal cliff. big tax hikes could be coming for everyone but we see also a drastic reduction in the number of millionaires in the u.s. as a result of this tax cliff. robert frank joins us now with the details. good evening, robert. >> good evening. drastic is right. if we go over the cliff the wealthy will become less wealthy and fewer americans would become wealthy. the u.s. has around 5 million millionaires with a total wealth of $18.8 trillion. next year there are three possible scenarios all of them depend on the cliff. if we go over the live the population of millionaires would drop by 315,000. their fortunes would drop by $240 billion. if we get a deal but bad for the economy the millionaire population would drop by 26,000 millionaires. if we get a deal and the economy grows then millionaire
who haven't gotten even 1.5 million votes. they represent fewer than 1.5 million people in america and he's seated leadershceded leade. why? >> obama has all of the power right now. the president had a meeting with congressional leaders and he knows at the end of the day what he wants that 250 threshold unemployment insurance extension, he's going to probably get it. he's going on "meet the press" first time he's going on in three years to put his foot on the republicans and senate republicans to say as this deadline approaches what will you do? will you prevent a small extension of tax rate increases. i'm offering you 250. are you going to take it or leave it. that's hard ball politics. that's what obama is doing now. he's not ceding power. he's letting them haggle over the threshold and he's ending this argument and this debate. >> all right, gentlemen. good discussion. great to have you both on. guys, stick around -- oh, they're coming back. that's right. they're part of the fiscal cliff power panel. >>> let's turn to the market sell-off. the dow going down 158 pointis and want
, my great pleasure, welcome back to the show, i call him america's mayor. the former mayor of new york city. rudy jew rudy giuliani. most folks want you to run again, former mayor, but i don't think that's in the cards. let me begin with an easy question. what do you make of this millionaire's threshold? john boehner's plan b, spending cuts, tax rates? you tell me. >> i agree with heather. probably the best john boehner can do. difficult for the republicans. 80-plus just ran four years ago with a promise they wouldn't raise taxes. i can understand why he's having trouble getting those votes, but i think he has no choice but to the try to pass snag soomething pushes the ball back into the president's court. the passage of the spending decreases was important. that's really where the emphasis should be. in tan ideal world, shouldn't raise taxes, shouldn't give the government more money because they're wasting money. we're not an an ideal world. i think john boehner, plan b is probably the best he can get. >> ask i ask, the other side of heather's point, republicans are losing the messagi
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